Monday, February 15, 2010
Words and Music: Péter Esterházy and András Schiff
92nd Street Y
March 1, 8:00PM
A rare U.S. appearance by one of Europe's leading writers. "Peter Esterházy is one of the most interesting and original writers of our time," wrote Mario Vargas Llosa. "And his ambitious magnum opus, Celestial Harmonies, is a masterwork. Esterházy's reading from Harmonies includes musical interludes by Schiff, his dear friend.
Admission: $27 All Sections / $10 35 & younger
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, NYC
212 415-5440, 92y.org
*Information provided by the Hungarian Cultural Center of New York.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
While its layout might be a little overwhelming, the site features wonderful texts, translations, summaries, and an encyclopedia of Soviet writers. The "Chairman (Comrade)"/Editor-in-Chief, Eric Konkol (B.A., Harvard University, Slavic Languages and Literatures), has dedicated this nonprofit educational organization to the study and preservation of Soviet Literature.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Description: "Joseph Brodsky, the Russian-Jewish-American poet, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1987 and was made poet laureate of the U.S. in 1991. Given that he was expelled from the USSR in 1972, it’s not surprising that much of his writing deals with themes of exile, loss and memory. An imagined return to the parents he never saw again and his childhood home of St. Petersburg (“a city whose color was fossilized vodka”) is the essence of this wonderfully nostalgic, whimsical movie. Made by famed Russian animator Andrey Khrzhanovsky, A ROOM AND A HALF recalls the glory years of a much-loved child and the particular absurdities and indignities suffered by Jews under the Soviet regime in the ’50s and ’60s. The filmmaker’s light touch — his use of animation, stills, archival footage, and scripted, dramatic material — melds the sophisticated surrealism of Magritte with the folk mysticism of Chagall."
Experience the magic at 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM, or 9:00 PM tonight.
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We are also excited to announce that we are now calling for submissions for the Spring 2010 issue! If you have any papers from relevant courses or want to pitch an essay that you think would make a great addition to The Birch, please submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by our February 24 deadline.